September 21st 2017 | London, Leeds & Cardiff

About the event

Women into Leadership 2017

Now in their eighth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in seeing leadership opportunities for women enhanced. Women into Leadership 2017 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be.

This year's conferences will draw on feedback from Women into Leadership 2016, as well as discussions that took place at this years’ planning meeting. The conferences will offer hands-on advice and coaching on how to further develop your career in times of change. You will hear from inspirational women of all grades and levels, within and outside the Civil Service. You’ll discuss together how you can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service doesn’t lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders.

Dates and Locations:

Women into Leadership will take place in Cardiff, London, Edinburgh & Leeds in 2017. Please find details below:

Women into Leadership Edinburgh | 25th May 2017

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Women into Leadership Belfast | 27th July 2017

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Women into Leadership London | 20th September 2017

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Women into Leadership Leeds | 19th October 2017

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2017 speakers include:

  • Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government
  • Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government
  • Loraine Martins MBE, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail
  • Jill Minne, Head of HR, Northern Ireland Civil Service
  • Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
  • Leanne Wood, Leader, Plaid Cymru
  • Gerri Clement, Deputy Director, Strategy and Partnerships, Defra & Co-chair, Cross Government Social Mobility Network
  • Keela Shackell Smith, Executive Directors Office: Women's Network and Gender at Environment Agency
  • Orla O'Connor, Director, National Women's Council of Ireland
  • Claire Clancy, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly, National Assembly for Wales
  • Dr Evelyn Collins, Chief Executive, Equality Commission Northern Ireland
  • Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities
  • Valerie Cain, Director, People & Change at the Government Legal Department
  • Helen Stephenson, Director, Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education
  • Louise Warde Hunter, Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Gender Diversity Champion, NICS & Chair, NICS Women’s Network
  • Joanne Hopkins, Head of HO Wales Team, Home Office
  • Yvette Bosworth & Suzie Daykin, Deputy Directors, Animal Public Health and Traceability, Defra
  • Beth Walker, Co-Chair, DfE Women’s Network, Department for Education
  • Jessica Murphy, Chief of Staff to Director, National Security OSCT, Home Office

The benefits of attending Women into Leadership include the opportunity to:

  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in the Civil Service and hear how to overcome them
  • Hear from a diverse range of Senior Civil Servants, as well as inspirational leaders from outside of the Civil Service
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader
  • Design your own breakout session schedule, based on your own needs and aspirations
  • Learn how to be an effective leader
  • Network with peers and counterparts from across Government who are also contemplating furthering their career in the Civil Service

Registration

Registration for WiL 2017 (all locations) is now open.

Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast & Edinburgh rates:

Public sector rate (NHS, Central Govt, Local Govt) 1 place: £295 + VAT | 4 places or more: £250 + VAT
FDA/Keyskills member rate: 1 place: £195 + VAT
Others: 1 place: £695 + VAT

London rates:

Public sector rate (NHS, Central Govt, Local Govt) 1 place: £345 + VAT | 4 places or more: £295 + VAT
FDA/Keyskills member rate: 1 place: £245 + VAT
Others: 1 place: £745 + VAT

**Register before Friday 5th May for a 10% Early Bird booking discount on the above prices**

Registrations can be made online here

Who should attend?

Women into Leadership 2017 is aimed at all those who aspire to move into a leadership role or those already in a senior role looking to progress.